Bill Bolling pulled out of Virginia's GOP race for governor today leaving Ken Cuccinelli as Virginia's favorite son and likely nominee. The party will choose its candidate at a convention next May 18th to be held in Richmond, VA. Now is the time for all freedom loving, small government conservatives to get behind Ken and give him a boost as he heads against like Democrat opponent Terry McAuliffe. The contrast between these too couldn't be greater. Please sign up to be a delegate and while you're at it how about making a donation to Ken's campaign chest. Read more at Richard Viguerie's website.
The battle, sir [Convention President Peyton Randolph], is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable²and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!Unless we embrace the courage and resolve of our forefahters we will see the death of the American experiment. Ken is a Constitutional conservative in the mold of Patrick Henry and George Mason. We need him at the helm in Virginia. We are in a battle every bit as real as that faced by those who opposed the tyranny of George III. Let's fight the battle at the ballot box and in the precincts. "To arms!"